Hips Reference

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your Cats' Hips for O.F.A. evaluation

Obviously this is not a do-it-your-self job. You will need an experienced vet that is willing and able to make X-ray pictures, and is confident to do the job along the lines OFA specifies. So lets put things in a sequence to get some idea what you have to do...

  1. Email to the OFA, asking them to send you an application form for Radiographic Evaluation and the accompanying instruction leaflet called: "Instructions for taking films for OFA dysplasia evaluations"
  2. Show the form to your vet, ask him to study it and verify that he is willing to do the job as described in the OFA documentation.
  3. Make an appointment to bring the cats in the morning. They will get a mild anesthesia to relax the muscles. They will be awake in the afternoon so you can pick them up.
  4. Complete the application form and mail it together with the pictures to the OFA.
  5. Keep your fingers crossed and wait for about 6 weeks...

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